Sorting through 101 ideas this week over at Cambrian House and pulling out the most interesting – at least to me – of the bunch:
Rain Harvester – a BIG idea, but very interesting. With the potential of “Water Wars” – fighting over fresh water – in the near future, this is certainly something to think about. I think that the lack of usable water is the greatest challenge for humans in the next century.
Multi-dimensional idea ratings – Cambrian House has a single dimensional rating – 1 to 5 stars. This idea breaks out the idea rating into more digestible parts – making it easier for “good” ideas that are difficult to implement a better chance than easy to implement stupid ideas.
Market for the Masses – I know it has been done to death, but it is always fun to see alternatives. Yet another idea for a “casino” that lets you bet on stocks.
Advertising-eateries – Like TV – advertising supported food. Eat for free while watching advertisements.
Peer to Peer Cell Phone Network – an badly named idea – it should be “Mobile” phone network. The idea is to actually take the “cell” out of the picture. This is also know as mesh networks and a lot of thought has been put into it for things like first responders in areas where cell towers and infrastructure has been decimated (think hurricane or even a nuked city).
5 out of 100, so about 5% are interesting ideas. Not too bad. One guy posted about 10 “movie script” ideas.